Blackpool have won seven, drawn five and lost six of their 18 Championship matches this season to collect 26 points, which has left them in 10th position in the table, three points behind sixth-placed Queens Park Rangers.
Neil Critchley’s side are on a run of three games without a win in the second tier, with their last success coming away to Sheffield United at the end of October.
Since then, the Tangerines have lost to Stoke City and drawn with both QPR and Swansea City, with their point at Swansea on Saturday coming courtesy of an 86th-minute leveller from Keshi Anderson.
Blackpool, who were promoted back to the Championship via the League One playoffs last term, have shown that they are more than capable of competing at this level of football, but the league table is so congested at the moment that a few poor results in a row would see them slide down the division.
West Brom, meanwhile, are currently third in the table, winning nine, drawing five and losing four of their 18 matches to collect 32 points.
The Baggies are eight points behind second-placed Bournemouth and nine behind leaders Fulham, while there are only three points between Valerien Ismael’s side and sixth-placed QPR.
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West Brom have only actually won one of their last four in the second tier, which came at home to Hull City on November 6; the Baggies then drew at home to Middlesbrough before suffering a 1-0 loss to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
A sixth-minute strike from Danel Sinani proved enough for Huddersfield to triumph in West Yorkshire, and the Baggies will surely be fired-up to return to winning ways against Blackpool on Tuesday.
Ismael’s team, who will be eyeing a return to the Premier League, have impressed defensively this season, conceding just 16 times in their 18 matches, but they have only scored 27 goals down the other end, which is 21 fewer than leaders Fulham